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Rothesay commemorates outbreak of Great War

Island Voices, accompanied by members of Bute church choirs, began the service by singing We Will Remember Them (words by Laurence Binyon, music by Edward Elgar).

Island Voices, accompanied by members of Bute church choirs, began the service by singing We Will Remember Them (words by Laurence Binyon, music by Edward Elgar).

 

Rothesay’s Trinity Church was plunged into darkness on Monday evening at an ecumenical service to mark the outbreak of the First World War 100 years ago in Britain.

The service, led by representatives of the island’s Christian community, also featured a performance by Island Voices, accompanied by singers from Bute church choirs, of ‘We Will Remember Them’, (words by Laurence Binyon, music by Edward Elgar).

Following each Bible reading, one of four candles at the front of the church was extinguished, a reminder of Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, who in August 1914 said: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

 

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